In the picture, the object looks like a hut, but to find out exactly what it really is, the lunar rover needs another two to three months.
While traversing Von Kármán crater on the moon’s far side, China’s Yutu 2 rover observed a mysterious object on the horizon.
According to a Yutu 2 journal, Yutu 2 detected a cube-shaped object on the horizon to the north and around 260 feet (80 meters) away in November during the mission’s 36th lunar day (CNSA).
The object has piqued the scientists’ interest, and Yutu 2 is now anticipated to spend the next 2-3 lunar days (2-3 Earth months) traversing lunar regolith and avoiding craters to obtain a closer look, so updates can be expected.
A large boulder excavated by an impact event is one possible explanation for the shape.
Ah. We have an update from Yutu-2 on the lunar far side, including an image of a cubic shape on the northern horizon ~80m away from the rover in Von Kármán crater. Referred to as "神秘小屋" ("mystery house"), the next 2-3 lunar days will be spent getting closer to check it out. pic.twitter.com/LWPZoWN05I— Andrew Jones (@AJ_FI) December 3, 2021
So yeah, it's not an obelisk or aliens, but certainly something to check out, and hard to discern much from the image. But large boulders (right) are sometimes excavated by impacts, as seen by the Chang'e-3 mission, which launched 8 years ago on Dec 1. [CNSA/CLEP] pic.twitter.com/ifOIFr4oQI— Andrew Jones (@AJ_FI) December 3, 2021
On Jan. 3, 2019, the solar-powered Yutu 2 and Chang’e 4 lander made the first ever landing on the moon’s far side, and the rover has been rolling through the 115-mile-wide (186-kilometer-wide) Von Kármán crater ever since.
Chang’e 4, as the name implies, is China’s fourth moon mission and the second to land a rover on the moon. Chang’e 1 and 2 were orbiters, whereas Chang’e 3 landed on the moon’s near side with the first Yutu rover. China has also launched the Chang’e 5 T1 test mission and the Chang’e 5 lunar sample return mission around the moon.
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